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News: FWST: Garrett talks about Morris Claiborne, what he can do and how Cowboys reeled him

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    -- Carlos Mendez

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett described Morris Claiborne, the LSU cornerback who became the team’s first-round pick Thursday night in the NFL draft.

    “I think conversation starts with the fact that this guy was the second player on our draft board, and we just thought he was an outstanding football player," Garrett said in a press conference Thursday night at Valley Ranch. "He’s an outstanding young man. He plays a position that we regard as being really, really important. I think people around the league regard it as being an important position. I think they always have, particularly in this day and age with how teams are throwing the football, you can’t have enough guys who can cover. He’s an elite cover corner.”

    Garrett said the Cowboys used their contacts at LSU for a read on Claiborne.

    “Again, he was the only player in our minds that we were going to go up and make a trade to move up in the draft for,” he said. “We have some very good contacts at LSU. We feel like we know this player really, really well and the kind of person he is and the kind of player he is and the kind of player he can be. When you’re talking about big corners, corners who are close to six feet tall or as long as he is, or as fluid as he is, or as athletic as he is, the ball skills that he has, the change of direction, the ability to plant and drive, to play off, to play press, to be a playmaker; he’s a kickoff return guy. He’s an outstanding football player and an outstanding young man and we’re really, really fortunate to be able to go get him.”

    Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.co...-and-how-cowboys-reeled-hi.html#storylink=cpy
     
  2. dooomsday

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    They practiced drafting? That's a first. Well done coach!
     
  3. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    :confused:
     
  4. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    Whenever I read anything Garrett has said, I like to read it out loud...in Garrett's-robot-voice.
     
  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    "Oustanding."
     
  6. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a process . . . . . . . . in process speak . . . . . .
     
  7. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    Read the article.
     
  8. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Haven't read yet......predicting that Claiborn does a lot of things well.
     
  9. MaineBoy

    MaineBoy Active Member

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    They're not really going to be dumb enough or desperate enough to use this guy on kick-off returns are they ? Everybody who does that who is any good usually ends up getting injured (a la Dez and I think Felix too).
     
  10. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I did read it. Never saw where this was the first time they'd mocked different scenarios. Would you point that part out for me?
     
  11. Rynie

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  12. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 Cowboys Make me Drink

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    practice drafting or mock drafting has been done for years, as far back as Landry
     

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